Thursday, April 03, 2003

WSJ.com - Prices of Flat-Panel TVs, Monitors Are Dropping

WSJ.com - Prices of Flat-Panel TVs, Monitors Are Dropping "The surge in capacity is good news for consumers because it is likely to drive sharp price decreases for flat-panel monitors and TV sets. DisplaySearch, an industry research company, expects manufacturing capacity to soar by an average of 41% a year between now and 2006. That could cause the price of a standard 28- to 32-inch LCD TV set to plunge about 70%, to $1,625, by the second quarter of next year, from $5,357 in mid-2002, it predicts. Falling prices could also give LCD TV sets a competitive advantage against the more-costly plasma TV sets, which employ a competing but less widely used technology. But LCD TV sets are still a good deal more expensive than regular old tube sets. A 20-inch LCD TV set sold by Sharp, for example, currently lists for $1,799.99 at Best Buy Co., the U.S. retailer. A 25-inch nonflat-screen TV from Sharp, by contrast, sells at Best Buy for just $199.99."

DualView and two or three 20" flat-panel monitors -- time to update my Amazon wish list...
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